Damien Heagney: Suspected human remains found in search at Cappagh reservoir

8/10/2022 8:10:00 PM

Damien Heagney, 47, was last seen on New Year's Eve and police now believe he was murdered.

UPDATE: Police officers who searched a reservoir as part of a murder investigation into missing man Damien Heagney say they have recovered suspected human remains

Damien Heagney, 47, was last seen on New Year's Eve and police now believe he was murdered.

Police searched a reservoir in Cappagh as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Damien Heagney.Mr Heagney, who is from Cookstown, was last seen in Dromore, County Tyrone, on New Year's Eve.Image caption,Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Det Ch Insp Rachel Wilson confirmed on Wednesday that police officers had recovered Mr Heagney's car, a Grey BMW, which is currently being examined.

"We know that the Citroen van travelled in the Tyrone and Fermanagh areas between Friday 31 December and Friday 7 January.He is a three-year-old, black Rottweiler cross breed, and was last seen wearing a red collar.At the weekend,

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Police searched a reservoir in Cappagh as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Damien Heagney. Earlier on Wednesday, divers were seen at the water's edge removing a long bag placed on a stretcher. Firefighters and ambulance crews were dispatched after reports the boy ‘had not re-surfaced having been in the water’. The 47-year-old was first reported missing in July, but police recently upgraded this to a murder investigation. READ MORE: 'Polite' drivers could risk 9 points and unlimited fine for certain gestures Should the brake fluid reservoir run dry, this could lead to total brake failure of the vehicle, placing the driver and others on the road in grave danger. Mr Heagney, who is from Cookstown, was last seen in Dromore, County Tyrone, on New Year's Eve. Police have now confirmed a body was found around six hours later. A £20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a prosecution in relation to his death.  Abimbola Johnson, Chair of the Independent Scrutiny and Oversight Board (ISOB), said the statistics were “harrowing” and called on the Met to implement its plans in fighting institutional racism in the force.

To date, police have searched three properties in County Tyrone and taken a number of items away for further examination. A Hertfordshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Following reports of a 14-year-old boy getting into difficulty in North Met Lake, off Cadmore Lane, Cheshunt yesterday , emergency services have sadly recovered a body. Ferrari will fit a new brake fluid reservoir cap within the affected vehicles and will upload a software update that will provide a notice in the gauge cluster that will warn drivers if their brake fluid levels run dangerously low. Image caption, Specialist officers and divers searched the reservoir in Cappagh on Wednesday Vehicle of interest Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Det Ch Insp Rachel Wilson confirmed on Wednesday that police officers had recovered Mr Heagney's car, a Grey BMW, which is currently being examined. They have also identified another vehicle of interest. Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at. "A white Citroen Berlingo van, registration number LM58 UVW," Det Ch Insp Wilson said. Only one car manufactured in 2004 is set to be called back, the 612 Scaglietti, with the F430 entering production in 2005 also on its way back to Ferrari. "We know that the Citroen van travelled in the Tyrone and Fermanagh areas between Friday 31 December and Friday 7 January. The overrepresentation of black children in these figures demonstrates that the harrowing instances revealed by the Child Q incident are not an anomaly but part of broader systemic issues within the Metropolitan Police.

"I would like to hear from anyone who saw this van during that time period." Det Ch Insp Wilson said Mr Heagney's dog, Tyson, also remains missing. He is a three-year-old, black Rottweiler cross breed, and was last seen wearing a red collar. Image caption, Atlmore reservoir, Cappagh where suspected human remains were found during searches for missing man Damien Heagney At the weekend, a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and later released on bail pending further enquiries. Det Ch Insp Wilson has appealed to anyone with information about Mr Heagney's disappearance to contact them on 101.” The Children’s Commissioner described the revelations as “deeply concerning” and slammed the Metropolitan Police for not “consistently considering children’s welfare and wellbeing.

He has been described as 5ft 10ins (1.78m), of stocky build, with links to the Tyrone area. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Crimestoppers charity. "The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information it receives that leads to the prosecution of those responsible, " Det Ch Insp Wilson said. "Crimestoppers is independent of the police. Additionally, this practice is happening regularly without an appropriate adult present as required in statute, and the Metropolitan Police have not been able to readily account for why this safeguard was not applied in these cases.

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